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The internet of money is being built with blockchain technology and without banks. We call it DeFi, short for Decentralized Finance, and this is where you can hear the builders and users of this cutting edge world tell their stories first hand. Hosted by Camila Russo.

The Defiant - DeFi Podcast Camila Russo

    • Technology
    • 4.3 • 67 Ratings

The internet of money is being built with blockchain technology and without banks. We call it DeFi, short for Decentralized Finance, and this is where you can hear the builders and users of this cutting edge world tell their stories first hand. Hosted by Camila Russo.

    YGG's Guild Protocol, Onchain Reputation, And The Next Wave Of Web3 Gaming With Gabby Dizon

    YGG's Guild Protocol, Onchain Reputation, And The Next Wave Of Web3 Gaming With Gabby Dizon

    Gabby Dizon is the Co-Founder of Yield Guild Games (YGG), a decentralized autonomous organization that invests in virtual world assets. Yield Guild Games focuses on creating a global community of gamers who earn rewards by playing blockchain-based games. YGG operates on the play-to-earn model, allowing players to generate income through in-game activities and ownership of digital assets.



    0:00 Intro

    1:23 Yield Guild Games

    4:34 New Games

    5:42 Gabby Dizon

    8:39 Ronin

    10:21 YGG Token

    15:30 Criticisms

    18:05 Protocol Transition

    24:15 Onchain Guilds

    33:33 Badges and Onchain Reputation

    40:25 Gaming and NFT Activity

    44:40 Building in 2024

    48:35 Mass Applications



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    • 49 min
    Robinhood's Big Bet on Crypto: Crypto GM Johann Kerbrat Explains

    Robinhood's Big Bet on Crypto: Crypto GM Johann Kerbrat Explains

    Johann Kerbrat is the Crypto General Manager at Robinhood, one of the largest exchanges in the world. In today's episode will delve into his journey with Robinhood Crypto. His thoughts on the future of the industry and the groundbreaking work they are doing to democratize finance for all. They have launched a lot of products recently, including a self custodial wallet, staking, Web3 games and more. Before we dive into this, Johann tells us about his background and responsibilities at Robinhood Crypto.



    0:00 Intro

    0:42 Johann Kerbrat

    1:21 Robinhood

    1:52 Entering Crypto

    2:59 Robinhood Products

    4:16 Feedback

    6:00 Web3

    8:39 Fees

    9:46 Crypto Exchanges

    11:00 Regulation

    14:55 Tokens

    16:21 Self Custody Wallet

    17:46 DeFi

    18:35 Staking

    19:48 What's Next?

    21:00 Robinhood Chain

    21:54 Tokens

    24:13 Tokenization

    25:33 How Are You Defiant?



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    • 26 min
    Revisiting Ripple: New Stablecoin, Airdrops, Network Attacks, and The SEC Case

    Revisiting Ripple: New Stablecoin, Airdrops, Network Attacks, and The SEC Case

    David Schwartz is the CTO of Ripple, a Layer 1 blockchain that has been an established name in the cryptocurrency industry since 2012. Ripple is the platform behind XRP, one of the original cryptocurrencies, which currently ranks eighth in market capitalization at $30 billion. Known for its numerous legal battles with the SEC, Ripple has also recently announced the launch of a new stablecoin. In this podcast, we will explore all of the latest developments and more, starting with the founding story of Ripple.



    0:00 Intro

    1:04 Founding Story of Ripple

    5:20 RippleNet

    8:05 XRP Tokenomics and Incentive Model

    12:56 Bad Actors

    15:11 Network Attacks

    17:55 XRP Distribution

    26:45 Use Cases

    39:25 Ripple Stablecoin

    48:18 DeFi On XRP Ledger

    53:33 Smart Contracts

    57:56 SEC Case

    1:05:30 Ripple in the Future



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Inside PayPal's Blockchain Strategy: Insights from the Head of Crypto

    Inside PayPal's Blockchain Strategy: Insights from the Head of Crypto

    Jose Fernandez da Ponte is the Head of Crypto at PayPal. PayPal's entry into the crypto market dates back to 2020 when they announced the integration of various crypto assets, enabling users to buy, sell, and hold digital currencies. Since then, they have progressively expanded their crypto offerings and adopted more ambitious strategies to incorporate blockchain technology. In this podcast, we'll explore PayPal's motivation for entering the crypto space, the current crypto applications available on their platform, the creation and purpose of their stablecoin, PYUSD, and their approach to facilitating mass adoption of blockchain technology.



    0:00 Intro

    0:58 PayPal Enters Crypto

    6:27 PayPal Crypto Payments

    16:58 Fees

    20:16 PayPal Wallet

    22:28 PYUSD

    36:43 PayPal Yield

    40:23 Stablecoin Competition

    48:57 Multichain

    53:25 Adoption



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    $100B in Digital Assets: Lukas Schor on Safe, $SAFE, Smart Accounts and Quantum Computing

    $100B in Digital Assets: Lukas Schor on Safe, $SAFE, Smart Accounts and Quantum Computing

    Lukas Schor is the Co-Founder of Safe, an onchain asset custody protocol, securing ~$100 Billion in assets today. Originally developed under Gnosis as a smart account for securing digital assets, Safe eventually became an independent project after spinning off on its own. Today, Safe has a TVL of over $100B. In this episode, we go over the recently launched $GNO token, its use cases, early days of Gnosis as an onchain prediction market. Later, Lukas discusses the impact of quantum computing on blockchain security and the future potential of smart accounts. He also explores the challenges and opportunities in achieving mainstream adoption of Web3 wallets. The episode concludes with insights into Safe's upcoming features aimed at supporting a billion Web3 users.



    0:00 Intro

    1:05 Safe Founding Story

    3:30 Gnosis Prediction Markets

    5:17 Lukas Schor

    7:21 $GNO Token

    18:47 Smart Accounts

    25:16 Quantum Computing

    33:33 Web3 Wallets

    37:25 How is Safe safe?

    39:23 New Features

    47:52 Billion Web3 Users



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    • 54 min
    BlackRock's BUIDL | Creating The Largest Tokenized Treasury Fund With Securitize

    BlackRock's BUIDL | Creating The Largest Tokenized Treasury Fund With Securitize

    Carlos Domingo is the founder and CEO of Securitize, a platform for issuing and trading security tokens or digital securities on the blockchain. Securitize aims to modernize the traditional financial markets by leveraging blockchain technology to provide greater accessibility, efficiency, and transparency in securities trading. Securitize recently partnered up with BlackRock to explore innovations in tokenizing assets and broadening access to the private capital markets. In today's podcast, we uncover all the details behind this collaboration and explore what the future holds for tokenized innovation.



    0:00 Intro

    1:09 BlackRock BUIDL Fund

    3:22 Onchain vs Offchain

    5:01 Institutional Investors

    5:36 Secondary Market

    7:26 Carlos Domingo & Securitize

    12:10 Future of Tokenization

    15:35 BlackRock's Impact

    22:15 Use Cases

    30:12 Investors

    33:19 Tokenized Innovation

    37:53 Real World vs Crypto Economy

    47:27 Web2 vs Web3



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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Nic biz ,

Great content but weak audio quality

Love the show but would really really love to see more care and concern for the sound quality of the host.
The youtube channel is over the top quality so the podcast audio quality was a surprise for me.

ASobering ,

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

It’s obvious Camila puts extraordinary effort into every single episode. But what makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, the stories they tell, and tactics they bring to the table. Don't miss it!

alex x 22 ,

CRINGE Personified

This show was on a recommended list from someone who’s opinions in the space I take very seriously, so the shocking weakness of this pod was very surprising. She sounds like an uninformed, insecure 20 year old intern thrown into an interview seat with no idea how to conduct an interview (or even have a normal-ish adult conversation) or basic level of understanding of the topics, people, or businesses at hand. Almost a surreally bad podcast, which came as both a massive surprise and disappointment.

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